Suffolk

noun
Suf·​folk | \ ˈsə-fək How to pronounce Suffolk (audio) , -ˌfȯk \

Definition of Suffolk

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : any of a breed of chestnut-colored draft horses of English origin

called also Suffolk punch

2 : any of a breed of large hornless black-faced sheep of English origin raised chiefly for mutton

Suffolk

geographical name
Suf·​folk | \ ˈsə-fək How to pronounce Suffolk (audio) , US also -ˌfȯk \

Definition of Suffolk (Entry 2 of 2)

1 independent city in southeastern Virginia population 84,585
2 county of eastern England bordering on the North Sea; capital Ipswich area 1520 miles (3937 kilometers), population 728,163

Note: Suffolk was formerly divided into the administrative counties of East Suffolk (whose capital was Ipswich) and West Suffolk (whose capital was Bury Saint Edmunds).

First Known Use of Suffolk

Noun

1831, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Suffolk

Noun

Suffolk, England

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“Suffolk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Suffolk. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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